Several passengers terminate phone calls with loved ones in order to join the revolt. Flight Attendant Sandy Bradshaw ends the call to her husband saying, “Everyone’s running up to first class. I’ve got to go. Bye.” 1

With the plane at 5,000 feet above sea level, about 2 minutes of rapid, full left and right control wheel inputs result in multiple 30 degree rolls to the left and right.2 The passengers and crew continue fighting. The cockpit voice recorder captures sounds of loud thumps, crashes, shouts and breaking glasses and plates. A native English speaking male voice or voices says, “Stop him.” and “Let’s get them.” Their struggle continues for the duration of the flight. 3

1 9/11 Commission Report” National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States July 22, 2004. Web. March 17, 2011 page 45 http://www.9-11commission.gov/report/911Report.pdf
2 “Flight Path Study-United Airlines Flight 93” National Transportation Safety Board, Office of Research and Engineering, page 2. February 19, 2002
3 9/11 Commission Report” National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States July 22, 2004. Web. March 17, 2011 page 45 http://www.9-11commission.gov/report/911Report.pdf
Courtesy of the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum